CONSEQUENCE is an independent, international literary magazine. Annually in the spring we publish a print edition that includes short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews focused on the culture and consequences of war.

WRITERS whose work has appeared in the magazine include Peter Balakian, Bob Shacochis, Fanny Howe, Phil Klay, Afaa Michael Weaver, Askold Melnyczuk, Tom Sleigh, Anne Germanacos, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dan O'Brien, Martha Collins, Sven Birkerts, Margaret Luongo, David Abrams,  Ed Ochester, Jill McDonough, Christopher Lydon, Bruce Weigl, Lee Hancock, Fred Marchant, Brian Turner, Homero Aridjis, Martha Cooley, George Kalogeris, and Richard Hoffman.

SUBMISSIONS are welcome during the reading period between March 1st and  September 30th.  We do not consider work previously published in English.  All unsolicited work must be submitted through our website's submissions portal: www.Consequencemagazine.org/submit.  We do not accept mailed or e-mailed submissions.

For fiction and non-fiction: please submit one piece of no more than 5,000 words.

For poetry: please submit up to five poems of any length. 

Translations are considered when permissions have been obtained.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE and  CONSEQUENCE Online.

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profi magazine, and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We pay $10 per page for prose work, $25 per page for poetry, and $15 per page for translations that we commission. For the print magazine, we offer a contributor’s copy and a gift copy of the issue.

Address: CONSEQUENCE Magazine
P. O. Box 323
Cohasset, MA 02025-0323

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2017 Consequence Magazine Women Writing War Fiction Award Guidelines

JUDGE: Siobhan Fallon

$250 Honorarium and Publication
SUBMIT: July 1, 2017 – September 15, 2017

The fiction contest is open to women and those identifying as women. Contest entries from all others will not be read.

The contest fee is non-refundable.

Entries must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political and cultural subjects.

All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the story itself. Entries must be submitted online, and a non-refundable $10 entry fee is payable through PayPal.

Send no more than one storyCONSEQUENCE will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 2 years) affiliated with the prize judge. (Previous judges have included Anne Germanacos, Jesse Goolsby, and Hester Kaplan.) Each story must not exceed 15 double-spaced pages in 12-point font. Previously published works (print and electronic) and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Stories that do not meet submissions requirements will be disqualified. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere.

Siobhan Fallon is the author of The Confusion of Languages (June 2017), and You Know When the Men Are Gone, which won the 2012 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Fiction, the Indies Choice Honor Award, and the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction. Theatrical productions of her stories have been staged in California, Colorado, Texas, and France. More of Siobhan’s essays and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Guernica, New Letters, Huffington PostWashington Post Magazine, and Military Spouse Magazine. Siobhan and her family moved to Jordan in 2011 and they currently live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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2017 Consequence Magazine Women Writing War Poetry Award Guidelines

Judge: Danielle Legros Georges.

$250 Honorarium and Publication. 

SUBMIT: July 1, 2017 – September 15, 2017. 

The contest is open to women and those identifying as women. All other entries will be unread.

The contest fee is non-refundable.

Entries must capture the nuances of the culture and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political, and cultural subjects.

All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the poem itself. Entries must be submitted online, and a non-refundable $10 entry fee is payable through PayPal.

Send no more than three poems. CONSEQUENCE will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 2 years) affiliated with the prize judge. (Previous judges have included Tom Sleigh, Afaa Michael Weaver, Brian Turner, Martha Collins, Fred Marchant, Joyce Peseroff, and Kevin Bowen.) Each poem must be formatted in 12-point font. Previously published works (print and electronic) and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Poems that do not meet submissions requirements will be disqualified. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted poem is accepted elsewhere.

Danielle Legros Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016), winner of the New England Poetry Club’s 2016 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and Maroon (Curbstone Books, 2001). Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Agni, The Boston Globe, Transition, World Literature Today, The Carribean Writer, Callaloo, Ibbetson Street, Salamandar, Poesis, Black Renaissance Noire, MaComère, The American Poetry Review, and Consequence.  She has received grants and fellowships from the Barbara Deming Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. In 2014 Legros Georges was chosen as Boston’s Poet Laureate. She is a professor at Lesley University and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

We welcome submissions from women and those identifying as women for our special anniversary issue devoted to women who write about war. Submissions must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political and cultural subjects.

For fiction: please submit one piece of no more than 5,000 words. Translations are acceptable if the author’s permission has been granted.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE and CONSEQUENCE Online.

We do not consider previously published work.

We welcome submissions from women and those identifying as women for our special anniversary issue devoted to women who write about war. Submissions must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political and cultural subjects.

For nonfiction: please submit one piece of no more than 5,000 words. Translations are acceptable if the author’s permission has been granted.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE and CONSEQUENCE Online.

We do not consider previously published work.

We welcome submissions from women and those identifying as women for our special anniversary issue devoted to women who write about war. Submissions must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political and cultural subjects.

For poetry: please submit up to five poems of any length. Translations are acceptable if the author’s permission has been granted.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE and CONSEQUENCE Online.

We do not consider previously published work.